Kresge Library

The College of Arts and Sciences presents the 2nd Annual Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities
Doris Kearns Goodwin — The Moral Authority of the Presidency

picutre of Doris Kearn GoodwinPlease join Oakland University in welcoming Doris Kearns Goodwin to our campus Thursday October 28, 2004 at 6:30 pm in the Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion (campus map). Reserve your tickets today by phone at (248) 370-2400 or use the secure online event form. Advance admission is $15 for adults, $12.50 for OU faculty, staff and Alumni Association members with a membership card, $5 for students with a valid ID. Faculty, staff, alumni and student rate tickets must be purchased in person at the Center for Student Activities service window in the lower level of the Oakland Center. Regular admission is $20 per person at the door, if seats are still available (but this lecture series usually sells out in advance, so order your tickets now!). All seats are general admission. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Parking is free. For further information please contact the College of Arts and Sciences at by phone at (248) 370-2650 or check the CAS web site.

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin has been a well-known political commentator and national baseball expert for more than two decades. A regular commentator for NBC and the PBS Jim Lehrer News Hour, she has served as a consultant to PBS documentaries on Lyndon B. Johnson, the Kennedy family, Franklin Roosevelt and Ken Burns' History of Baseball. Serving as an assistant to Lyndon B. Johnson during the last year of his presidency, Goodwin also worked with him on his memoirs. She has authored numerous best-selling books on American presidents including Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Goodwin taught at Harvard University as a professor of government for ten years.

Books by Ms. Goodwin at the Oakland University Library

Articles by and interviews with Ms. Goodwin*:

Audio/Video of Ms. Goodwin:


Past Lecturers for the Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities Series

*Please note, the materials listed below are restricted to use by Oakland Students, Faculty, and Staff (or from a computer located on the Oakland network). Find out why...


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